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  1. I Just Got my Mazda3/MazdaSpeed3!
    So I had a gen 2 speed 3 in college. Sold it in 2015 and have missed it ever sense. A few months ago I picked up a gen 1 after finally realizing I need this thing back in my life. My plan is now to complete restore/maintain this bitch forever (pics below). I NEED SOME HELP! I got the car from...
  2. Mazda3 (Axela)
    Hey all, my hatch won't open. It's stuck. I've unlocked it using the emergency release and relocked it that way, but how do I fix it? Would like to avoid a shop if possible. Thank you!
  3. MazdaSpeed
    I was driving home from work today and realized my knock retard was reading around 7.70-8 on my accessport when just at regular accelerator pedal position I’ve also been having a sputter going on when I get into boost I’m gonna take a look at my plugs tomorrow, looking for help
  4. Stock Issues
    I own a 2006 Mazda3 Hatchback with the 2.3 and its sucking up any oil I put in it. I've been reading that it could be the Positive crankcase vent (pcv) a fix a dealership could do, or nothing can be done to fix it. So with that I have thought about doing an engine swap but I don't know what...
  5. Exterior Modifications
    Hey all! Brand new here and excited to join the community. I’ve just purchased a 2019 hatchback preferred model and noticed that the interior tail lights never light up. I’m guessing it’s part of the signature LED package which this car didn’t have. I was installing the cargo net a few days...
  6. Powertrain 2014+ Mazda3
    So Im visiting family for the holidays and guess freaking what? Some nasty ol rat has made underneath my engine guard a #!$%#* home. It ate through two sets of wires and now im livid. Can anyone name the parts that are chewed apart so I can do some research.Its the two sets of wires out of the...
  7. Powertrain for 2010-2013
    Ok so I bought my 2012 mazde 3i touring for a steal and it now has 165,000+ miles on it and after a while the check engine light came on with a throttle position sensor code well I had the throttle body taken apart and cleaned and the code never came back but now im hearing a knocking noise its...
  8. MazdaSpeed3 Stock Issues
    Now this whole event has taken 3 months from noticing an engine difference to ongoing currently. In the beginning I would get a sulfur smell along with some weird throttle patterns when I would push my car hard, witch clearly turned into terrible miss fires at a low RPM and loss of 75 percent of...
  9. Powertrain Technical Information, FAQ's, How-To's
    Hi guys i just got a 2004 M3 5speed nom abs for basacly free, my diff bearing is going out and i wanted to see if i can slap a abs 5speed from 04-06 so i can make it run, im aware that ill loose cruse control and i wont have a speedo. So is it a sr8 bolt on as in i can still use the stock axles...
  10. Models / Trim
    Hello! For reference, I have a 2009 Mazda 3 i Touring 2.0 Liter Sedan Automatic. I was driving for about 30 minutes today when I head a little noise and then my radio cut off. The light on my display and all information went away. My door-open light came on. Everything seems to be driving okay...
  11. Stock Issues
    I just recently bought a 2004 Mazda 3 Hatchback with 178,000 miles on it. After I had put about 100 miles or so on it I started to get this noise (). I want to know if anyone knows what it is and if I should be too concerned about it. Thanks!
  12. Modifications
    Hello, I am brand new to this site and this is my first post. I have a 2007 Mazda 3i Touring that I unfortunately put into a wall about a month and a half ago. I am about to start the process of rebuilding it but don’t have the most experience wrenching alone. Runs and drives but front end is...
  13. Mazda3 (Axela)
    I changed my battery in my 2008 Mazda 3 Now the horn won’t stop beeping and the car won’t start. How do I get the security system to stop. Does the key need to be programmed?
  14. Mazda3 (Axela)
    I have a 2004 Mazda 3 and I’m Wondering what the dimensions of my exhaust is to install a cherry bomb. Any help?
  15. MazdaSpeed3 DISI Turbo
    Hey guys I have a 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 that is currently stage 2 FBO and I was driving today and had a cloud of white smoke out of my exhaust on deceleration. I thought it was my head gasket and which I thought may have allowed some coolant to get into the cylinder. And now on my Cobb tuner I have...
  16. Wheels / Tires
    Hey guys this is my first time posting on here so sorry if I do something wrong/this is the wrong thread. Anyways, I tried to fit a set of 18in. RX-8 wheels onto my car (2007 Mazda 3 i sedan 2.0) the other day. When I brought it in to discount tire and they fit the front left, the guy showed me...
  17. I Just Got my Mazda3/MazdaSpeed3!
    I’m hearing a pretty large rattling sound from the timing chain and a rattling/tapping sound at idle, I’m assuming this means my timing chain needs to be rebuilt? Any help is great thanks guys
  18. MazdaSpeed
    Hi, I recently bought my speed3 because I was dying to buy one for the longest. But recently I realized the codes and i don’t know how to approach a fix that won’t break my bank. I attached the codes Im having. For the O2 sensor I replaced it with I new one I bought and I’m still getting the...
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